I'm never gonna do this book justice on how well Mr.Brown has moved this story forward. Usually a second book kinda stalls a little , not this one!
Here's a couple quotes -
"Humans, no matter their Color, are fragile as doves in the meat grinder of war."
"The human spirit tries to break free, again and again, not in hate like the Dark Revolt. but for love. They don't mimic each other. They aren't inspired by others who come before them. Each is willing to take the leap, thinking they are the first. That's bravery. And that means it's part of who we are as a people."
"That cycle erodes us. Death begets death begets death, and ever more."
"I'm Gold, bitch. What'd you expect? Warm milk and cookies just because I'm pocket-sized?"
"Here's where we learn who is winning the heavens"
"That's what Society does - spread the blame so there is no villain, so it's futile to even begin to find a villain, to find justice. it's just machinery. process. And it rumbles on inexorable till a whole generation rises that will throw themselves on the gears."
Now the rest of my post I'm gonna hide in spoiler tags because I'm gonna rant about the ending ---(show spoiler)
side note - I just happen to be binge watching Sons Of Anarchy on netflix. So every time the words Sons of Ares came up I kept reading it as Sons of Anarchy. lol
I guess Servo would be "Tig"